Pav bhaji

Super easy recipe for making Indian street-style pav bhaji at home.

Posted on: February 17th, 2023 07:09 PM

Nothing quite compares to the taste and smell of pav bhaji found on the streets of India! It is an iconic dish from Mumbai and is hugely popular all over India as a street food.

Pav Bhaji is a flavoursome and delicious blend of a spicy dish of mashed vegetable gravy served with buttery pav bread and crunchy piquant onions, tangy lemons and herby coriander.

Is a foodie inside you craving that street-style flavour? you can easily recreate that same authentic street-style pav bhaji experience at home with this easy-to-follow recipe made with the flavorous touch of Pav Bhaji Masala. Ready-to-use Pav Bhaji Masala is a combination of varied spices and masalas and helps to bring out the authentic spicy and fiery taste of pav bhaji.

Street-style Pav Bhaji Recipe.

Ingredients for Bhaji:
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • finely chopped capsicum
  • 2 boiled & mashed potato
  • Cauliflower
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • French beans
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • finely chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 5 to 6 medium size garlic cloves
  • Chopped green chilli
  • Finely chopped 2 to 3 Tomatoes
  • Himalaya Pink Salt (as per taste)
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 2 spoons of Pav Bhaji Masala
  • Water to adjust the consistency of bhaji
  • ½ lemon juice
For Masala Pav:
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Pav Bhaji Masala
  • Pav
Instructions to prepare Pav Bhaji :
  1. Rinse, peel and chop the veggies. You can use vegetables like Cauliflower, chopped Carrots, green peas, 3 to 4 medium-sized chopped potatoes and french beans. You can also add Cabbage, broccoli or any other vegetables as per your preference.
  2. Add all the chopped veggies to a pressure cooker, add water to boil / steam and cook the veggies for 4 to 5 whistles. When the pressure settles down, open the lid and check if the veggies are fork-tender, softened and cooked well.
  3. Heat a frying pan or kadai (wok). Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter. As soon as the butter melts, add 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds. As cumin seeds crackle, finely add chopped onions and sauté on low to medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste, 5 to 6 medium size garlic cloves, chopped green chilli, chopped tomatoes and mix them well.
  4. When the tomatoes are softened, add half a cup of finely chopped capsicums, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and Himalaya Pink Salt as per taste and sauté.
  5. Add almost 2 spoons of Pav Bhaji Masala depending on how much spicy and flavoured pav bhaji you want to prepare. Add all the boiled vegetables and water in the pan and let it cook. Again add Himalaya Pink Salt as per taste preference, ½ tbsp lemon juice.
  6. You can mash the veggies less or more according to the consistency you want in the bhaji. For a smooth mixture, mash more. For a chunky bhaji, mash less. Add more water if the bhaji looks thick or dry and keep on stirring occasionally and cook it for 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. When the bhaji is ready, garnish it with coriander leaves.
For masala pav :
  1. Cut the bread into two halves.
  2. Pan-fry the bread in butter and add Pav Bhaji Masala.
  3. Coat the pav inside out properly and then toast it.
  4. serve the masala pav with steaming hot bhaji, chopped onions and lemon slices.

Summing it up:

Now you don’t need to wait in long queues or find an excuse for relishing street-style pav bhaji. Pav bhaji masala will give you the authentic taste and flavour of pav bhaji just like the Mumbai streets. Plus homemade food is healthier too as you are assured of quality. So enjoy the authentic taste of street food at your home with your friends and family.


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